Bhaja Govindam

Birthday celebrations - 2007


"Boast not of youth, friends or wealth;
Time steals each of them faster than eyes can wink.
Abjure this illusion of the world and join yourself to timeless truth."

Jagadguru Sree Adi Sankara extols the common man to live the life in pursuit of the absolute truth through the immortal verses of "Bhaja Govindam". The highest principles of Vedanta have been condensed into these verses and made immortal through M S Subbulakshmi's voice and is listened and chanted by innumerable people for their heart's solace.

It has only been less than a century since Adi Sankara's birthplace was identified as Kalady in Ernakulam, Kerala and proper monument and temple built near the bank of river "Purna". This year's Sankara Jayanthi falls on May 9.


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8 comments:

  1. Dear Rama,

    The blog is just seems to be like a comment, try to be publish one which giving a green picture of Bhaja Govindam and Sree. Adi. Sankara. Then there in the blog you stated the Monument and Temple built near the bank of river "Poorna". Its actually built on the northern bank of the river "Periyar"

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  2. hai Raman
    after a long time you publish a new blog. its good. hope you have good knowldge on Bhaja Govindam. keep it up

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  3. Its been a long time since I put a blog as I was (and still am) busy with my exams. Hey Krishna, Periyar was known as Poorna in ancient times. Hence I used that name as it was used in Adi Sankara's times. I know that you posted that comment just to make me mention that ;-) Thanks for the comments :-)

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  4. I told its on the bank of "Periyar River". That doesnt means its not Purna River. And also the "Purna" is generally using not "Poorna"

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  6. Hai Raman

    You are correct Purna is the ancient name of the river Periyar. Adi Sankara and in his time the river known as Purna only but now a days most of the peoples even may be local natives of Kaladay dont know the name Purna. Your blog you are published for the peoples both for your time and coming generation. So its better to mention ancient name of the Periyar river as Purna otherwise it will confuse the readers. And Krishna is right, Purna thats what the Adi Sankara's followers use to pronounce the name of the holy river not "Poorna". You can see the official website of Kalday Adi. Sankara madom for the reference


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  7. hi doctor

    nice to see your blog. your blogs are informative but last two making more discussions its good. try to avoid the negative statements or make them more clear. all the best. keep posting regular

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  8. Thanks a lot for all your inputs. I think now there is no need of any confusion :-)

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